How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

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Including Chowan University in Your Will

Make Chowan University a part of your personal legacy with a charitable gift from your estate.

Gifts from Wills and Trusts:

When making a charitable gift to a nonprofit organization, it is vital that the charity's legal name, address and other identifying details be used. To name Chowan University in your will or trust, please use the following suggested language:

Residual Bequest Language
A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:

I give and devise to Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC,  (EIN 56-0554199) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Specific Bequest Language
You can also name Chowan University as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate:

I give and devise to Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC,  (EIN 56-0554199) the sum of $ ________________________ (or "____ shares of __________________ stock") to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

Contingent Bequest Language
Chowan University can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:

If (insert individual heir's name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC,  (EIN 56-0554199) the sum of $ (or "all" or " ___________ percentage of the residue of my estate") to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).